A new Army Credentialing Assistance Program is set to begin a one-year limited user test in Texas this fall before a projected rollout to the entire service in fiscal year 2020. The program will provide Soldiers up to $4,000 each year to pay for credentials that will prepare them for life after the military. When fully implemented, the program will allow Soldiers to choose from more than 1,600 credentials currently offered on the Army's Credentialing Opportunities Online website. Many of those credentials offer promotion points and are recognized by civilian industry. The new program eliminates the current requirement that soldiers only take credentials in areas related to their military occupational specialty.
Army to Test Credentialing Program
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